Pixie Spice Free Crochet Hat Pattern

This pixie hat is just the perfect style for this time of year. Crisp mornings, falling leavings and warm fires bring images of my little ones cavorting outdoors like wood sprites adorned with these pixie hats in every autumn color- rust, chocolate and butterscotch. And when they’re tired out of jumping into giant piles of leaves they come inside cheeks flushed, pulling off their pixie hats and warming up with mugs of hot chocolate by the fire.

This fast little hat packs a powerful punch, with rows and rows of texture. Just two stitches create this beautiful hood. I love a pattern that I can memorize after the first repeat and work on while life is going on around me. These are the patterns I love to create and crochet, because that means I get to crochet that much more.

The Pixie Spice Hat is a crocheted rectangle, then folded in half and seamed to form the hat. Edging is added to the front opening and a button & loop at the bottom to keep it secure on your wood sprite’s head. This pattern is offered in sizes NB-Adult so go ahead and make all the Pixie Spice Hats in all the sizes and all the colors! What are your favorite fall colors?

You can purchase an affordable ad-free pdf of this pattern on Etsy or Ravelry.

I love designing pieces are that my boys and my little lady can both rock!


We had the first rain in a while so she was just transfixed.

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  • Vanna’s Choice yarn in Rust* (#4 med worsted weight yarn)-3mos: 2oz/100 yd, 6mos: 2.4oz/120 yd, 12mos-2.5oz/125 yd, 24mos: 2.9oz/145 yd, 2-4yr: 3.2oz/160 yd, 4-12yr: 3.75oz/188 yd, teen: 4.75oz/238 yd, md adult: 5.3oz/265 yd, lg adult: 5.5oz/275 yd.
  • 5mm (H) hook*
  • Yarn needle*
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Button


  • The stitch multiple is 2 + 5 for the foundation row.
  • Pattern is written: 3mos (6mos, 12mos, 24mos, 2-4yr, 4-12yr, Teen, Md Adult, Lg Adult)



hdc-half double crochet

Watch the Video Tutorial here on how to start your hat and make both of these stitches!

Mb-mini bean-insert your hook into the stitch to be worked, yo and pull up a loop (2 loops on your hook), yo (3 loops on your hook) insert your hook back into the same st, yo and pull up a loop (4 loops on your hook), yo and pull through all 4 loops on your hook.

Exhdc-extended half double crochet-yo insert your hook into the stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo (4 loops on your hook) and pull through 1 loop (3 loops left on your hook), yo (4 loops on your hook) and pull through all 3 loops on your hook.

pixie hat


1”x1”=3.5 exhdc x 2 rows of exhdc

2” = 7 exhdc or 4 mb

1 repeat= (3 exhdc row + 1 mb row) = 1.75-2” tall 


Watch the video tutorial here.

Ch 43 (45, 47, 49, 55, 63, 71, 75, 79)

  1. (WS) Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, sk the next ch, *{mb, ch 1, sk the next ch} rep from * until last ch, hdc into the last, turn (41, 43, 45, 47, 53, 61, 69, 73, 77) sts
  2. (RS) Ch 2, exhdc in the same and in each st across, turn. (41, 43, 45, 47, 53, 61, 69, 73, 77) sts
  3. Repeat Row 2.
  4. Rep Row 2.
  5. Ch 2, hdc in the same, ch 1, sk the next st, *{mb, ch 1, sk the next st} rep from * to last st, hdc in last, turn. (41, 43, 45, 47, 53, 61, 69, 73, 77) sts
  6. -8. Repeat Row 2.

Continue to repeat Rows 5-8 for a total of:

3mos: 16 rows or 7” tall.

6mos: 18 rows or 8” tall-note this means you will end after two rows of the four row repeat.

12mos: 19 rows or 8.5” tall-note this means you will end after three rows of the four row repeat.

24mos: 20 rows or 9” tall.

2-4yr: 20 rows or 9” tall.

4-12yr: 22 rows or 9.75” tall-note this means you will end after two rows of the four row repeat. 

Teen: 24 rows or 10.75” tall.

Md/Lg Adult: 28 rows or 12” tall


Cut your yarn and leave a long length to seam your hat together. With right sides touching, fold your rectangle in half, matching up the short ends, with row 1 on the bottom and your last row on top (with your long tail for sewing). You will seam the top of your hat now. Using a mattress stitch sew together the top two rows you just folded together, forming the top seam of your hat. Finish off and turn your hat right side out. 

Row 1 will be the bottom of your hat, which will fit around your neck, the seam you just made will be on the top of your head. 

Front Edge of hat

Attach yarn with a ss to the bottom right corner 

  1. Ch 2, exhdc in the same st and evenly along this edge, turn. This is the front of your hat.
  2. Ch 2, exhdc in the same st and in each st, turn.
  3. Rep Row 2.  Do not finish off if you wish to add a buttonhole. 


For a 1” button, from where you are at the end of Row 3 on the front left corner, ch 5, counting back down the row you just completed, sk 3 st and ss to the 4th st. Finish off.  For a different size button chain to the number necessary for the button to fit through.

Sew your button on to the opposite corner. The button closure fits under the chin.


I’d love to see your #pixiespicehat tag me @christacodesign on Instagram if you post a pic! Or share it to my Facebook Group, I love to see your work! 

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